The FCC has yet to exercise its authority under the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to approach Internet connections as a basic utility of modern life.
For the most part the commercial Internet data companies have escaped criticism about how their own practices contribute to surveillance in the digital era.
Unmanned aircraft sytems hold tremendous potential to revolutionize industries from agriculture to package delivery, and are already performing cutting-edge scientific research.
That’s at least 100 million times Google offered to direct users to illegal sources for music just within the last two years.
The attempted prohibition of online gaming simply does not—and will not—work.
It is possible that a consumer who downloads a ringtone could be taxed based on the location of the seller, or the buyer, or the computer server that stored the product, or the Internet service provider.
With the administration’s frequent emphasis on the importance of technological innovation (sparked by the patent system) one wonders why the critical post of USPTO director is still vacant more than a year after Kappos announced his resignation.
The real structural problem of the American labour market can’t be seen close up, so let’s take a few steps back.
While much of the nation focused on the technical glitches that rendered the healthcare.gov website incapable of handling the predicted volume of transactions, you may have also noticed various headlines about the same systems’ cyber security flaws. It’s hard to imagine a more compelling warning to our national leaders that cyber security must be considered in everything we do – from health care and business to education and workforce development.
The Obama administration’s infamous struggle with the online insurance exchanges should serve as a lesson to regulators everywhere that complex systems cannot be rushed.